Sometimes Small Efforts Create Big Change

Sofia Harriet TubmanI just learned that the inspiration behind putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 came from a 9 year-old girl named Sofia. Sofia wondered why there weren’t any women on our paper currency and took the initiative to write a letter to President Obama with a few suggestions. The Treasury Department ended up taking two of her suggestions: Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman. Sofia said, “Some kids think, ‘I’m a kid, I can’t vote so I can’t make a change. But if you can think of a way you can do something–even if it’s small–it can turn into something huge.” Well said, Sofia! We love this girl. Thank you for inspiring us and our children.

To see more about Sofia’s story visit: Sofia’s story.
You might also be inspired by Jake’s story.
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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!